Monday, 10 October 2011

Preserving frenzy

Perhaps a bit of an exaggeration but I've dome two lots of prserving in the past two days which seems like quite a lot to me! Firstly over the weekend I made elderberry and apple jelly. Haven't tasted the proper jelly yet but did clear round the saucepan with a teaspoon. It was quite a strong flavour so prob should be used sparingly. Weirdly, the cooled 'scum' from the boiling liquid had a much fuller (and more pleasant) apply flavour. May be something to do with the air bubbles. The recipe was from Wild Food by Roger Philips.

Tonight I'm midway through making tomato ketchup based on a Jamie Oliver recipe. It's reducing as we speak so I thought I'd take the opportunity to catch on a bit of blogging. Tomatoes, coriander seeds and basil are all home grown. Let's hope it tastes good. Have to sieve it now....


  1. Ooops, staring sieving before whizzing! Back in the pan and here goes the whizzer....

  2. Tomato ketchup - maybe I should have a go at that next year -our tomatoes are just about over for this year

  3. Well, I think if I did it again I'd make double the amount as for all the time it took (over 3 hrs) I got two bottles!

    We've still got a few toms in the lean-to at home but when I get chance I'll be clearing them all and sowing some winter salady things in the used compost.